For the first time ever, Neighborhoods USA presented Best Neighborhood Program awards to different government entities, and Coral Springs’ Street Tree Subsidy Program came in second place in the Physical Revitalization category. After Hurricane Wilma plowed through South Florida and cut our City’s tree canopy by about one third, the City Commission approved this program to reimburse residents who replant code required street trees in the public right-of-way. “Trees are not only for aesthetics, but for environmental and health benefits,” Environmental Coordinator Mark Westfall said. “We’re happy to announce that we’ve subsidized 1,600 trees.” The program has been extended until December 31, 2007. “Anyone who plants after December 31, 2007 will not receive the benefits of this program, which reimburses residents up to $200 per tree,” Vice Mayor Roy Gold said. For more information on the Street Tree Subsidy Program, visit coralsprings.org/trees.cfm or call 954-344-1117.